Texas Bankers Foundation Announces New Tom Frost Memorial Scholarship for Southwestern Graduate School of Banking Students

In February, the Texas Bankers Foundation, the charitable arm of the Texas Bankers Association (TBA), announced a new banker education scholarship, the Tom Frost Memorial Scholarship. Named for the late Tom Frost of San Antonio-based Frost Bank, the scholarship is available to junior and senior students enrolled in the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University (SWGSB). “We’re … Read more

Morris Elected to Texas Bankers Association Board

Ryan Morris, chief executive officer of Gainesville-based First State Bank, has been selected to fill a vacancy on the board of directors of the Texas Bankers Association (TBA). His term will expire May 31, 2022. Morris has more than 25 years of experience in the banking industry. After receiving his BBA degree in accounting and finance from the … Read more

In Memoriam: Sam Kimberlin, Former Texas Bankers Association CEO

Samuel Owen Kimberlin, former chief executive officer of the Texas Bankers Association, passed away on November 10 in Austin following a short illness due to COVID. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps for two years at the end of World War II, he attended the University of Texas–Austin, graduating with a BBA degree and … Read more

Texas Banks Partner with LiftFund to Provide Unity Grants for Small Business

In July, Texas banks, which have been supporting customers, small businesses and communities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, announced a unity grant program to provide quick relief to minority and women-owned small businesses impacted by manmade or natural disasters. Reflecting the work of Texas community banks, the Texas Bankers Association and its charitable arm, the Texas Bankers … Read more

FirstBank Southwest CEO Marshal Appointed to Texas Bankers Association Board

Andy Marshall

Amarillo-based FirstBank Southwest CEO Andy Marshall has joined the Texas Bankers Association (TBA) board as the chairman’s discretionary selection. This direct appointment was made by TBAs CEO Chris Furlow and chairman-elect Chip Jenkins. Marshall serves as CEO, president and director of FirstBank Southwest. He earned a BS degree from the University of Maryland and his … Read more